Furloughed federal employees are feeling the sting of the recent, and longest, United States government shutdown. Some businesses are stepping up and helping by offering freebies for federal employees affected by the shutdown. Including everything from free pizza to free classes to learn a new skill.
More than likely you know someone who has felt the impact of the most recent government shutdown in the United States. The recent shutdown has impact hundreds of thousands of federal workers causing many to work without receiving any type of pay.
Deals and Freebies for Federal Employees During the Shutdown
Many businesses are reaching out in an attempt to help that burden by offering great freebies and deals. Check out this list of freebies for federal employees affected by the recent government shutdown. There are tons of freebies that include pizza, tacos, classes, and even free skydiving.
PayPal Interest Free $500 Cash Advance for Federal Employees
PayPal recently announced they are committing to fund $25 million dollars to help federal employees affected by the shutdown. The company is currently offering $500 interest free cash advances for existing PayPal Credit customers.
Pay It Furloughed Buys a Beer for Federal Employees During the Shutdown
Federal employees affected by the shutdown can score a free beer thanks to the creators and donors behind the website PayItFurloughed.com. Pay It Furloughed makes it possible for you to donate a beer to federal employees feeling the sting of the government shutdown.
Special Bill Payment Options for Furloughed Federal Employees
Everyone from major cell phone companies, including AT&T and Verizon, to local water companies are cutting federal employees some slack during the shutdown. AT&T is offering extensions and adjusted late fees for customers as long as the shutdown is in effect.
Companies such as Ford and Mercedes Benz are also offering customers impacted by the shutdown car payment options as well. Including deferred car payments and late free adjustments.
Hotel Association of NYC Offering Free Emergency Hotel Stays for Federal Employees
The Hotel Association of NYC is offering federal employees impacted by the shutdown free stays in many hotels throughout the New York City area. On their website the association states they do not want to see anyone in dire need turned away from a room just because of their current financial situation during the shutdown.
You can visit their website for information on how to apply for a hotel stay.
Boston Market Offering Free Chicken for Furloughed Federal Employees Until October
Boston Market and all of its 400+ stores are offering a free whole chicken to federal employees until October 13, 2019. Just bring your government ID to your local Boston Market and score your whole chicken freebie.
The YMCA is Pausing Monthly Fees for Federal Employees During the Shutdown
The YMCA is also offering federal employees a sigh of relief when it comes to paying their monthly gym membership by helping or even waving monthly fees until the shutdown is over. You can contact your local YMCA to find out more.
More Freebies for Federal Employees During the Shutdown
Depending on where you live, business owners in your local area may also be offering shutdown freebies for furloughed workers. Here’s a look at a few businesses who are helping federal workers with freebies in their local area.
Kings Dining and Entertainment Doral in Miami
Free bowling Monday – Thursday 3 to 6 p.m. for federal workers with a valid government ID. http://kings-de.com/
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
According to their Facebook post, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in the DC area is offering federal employees free movies through January.
OceanFirst Bank in New Jersey is suspending home equity loan and mortgage payments for up to 90 days.
Make sure to share this information with any federal employees you know that are feeling the impact of the government shutdown. If you know of any other freebies for federal employees, make sure to share them with us!
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